Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Singapore History 101 - Part 3

Arab Street

This first picture is of the Sultan Gate, the seat of Malay royalty in Singapore. Sultan Hussein Shah was given this land by Sir Stamford Raffles to be passed down to the Sultan's descendants. Sultan Ali, the son of Shah, build the palace and gate (photographed). Shah's descendants still receive $70,000 annually from the Singapore Government, even though the Court of Singapore ruled in 1897 that the land belonged to the Colony of Singapore. The palace has been refurbished and is the home of the Malay Heritage Centre.

The next two pictures are of the Sultan Mosque. The first picture is a sign giving information about the mosque. For example, this is the principle mosque on the island. The original building was constructed around 1824. The current building was completed in 1928 and designated a national monument in 1975. The second picture shows the mosque in the background.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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- Christina Choi